Make no mistake major work is required, but this property is fantastic value. Rose-coloured glasses and a sense of adventure will reveal the promise and hidden beauty of this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom 1920s California bungalow. The seclude home on a private 2 acres, within walking distance of the Mundaring village, is waiting – with great expectations of a new and beautiful life – for someone to fall in love and restore its moulded ceilings, leadlight windows and original timber floors to their former glory.
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom
Original moulded ceilings
Stone surround fireplace
Outbuildings and cellar
Mostly level 2 acres
Cls to Mundaring village
Bursting with potential
Authentic bones and a strong sense of heritage are announced by the iconic front porches. The ornate ceilings, horse hair plaster, picture rails and solid timber floors in place throughout the home’s generous, flowing spaces reinforce the integrity of what once was ¬– and can be again – a remarkable family home.
The front door opens to the lounge room with its fireplace, exposed beam ceilings and windows looking on to the front garden where a framework of established trees hint at the promise of an impressive formal garden. An anteroom – once a music room – makes this lounge a large and inviting space.
The master bedroom at one end of the music room, has original lattice leadlight windows is a good size and benefits from an east-facing aspect. The spacious second bedroom at the opposite end of the music room has a smaller built-in porch attached. This room could be removed to restore the original double porch façade or transformed into an ensuite or dressing room.
A dining room with a wall of full height windows, a light-filled kitchen with windows wrapping two sides and views to the garden and the bathroom are arranged along the back of the home. At one end of the dining room is a space that would make a fabulous mudroom, scullery or butler’s pantry with access to the kitchen garden.
Set on a fertile two acres, mulberry, Cape lilac, camellia, quince, macadamia and numerous citrus trees are waiting to be revealed and restored to verdant and productive glory. Various out buildings, one with a cellar, could be repurposed in a myriad of ways: studio space, teenagers’ retreat, guesthouse?
That major work is required is undeniable, but the integrity of this property cannot be ignored and for those who see and feel its potential, the impulse to transform Miss Havisham of the Hills into the stylish Grande Dame of Mundaring will be irresistible.
To arrange an inspection of this property call Jo Sheil – 0422 491 016 or Bobby Sheil – 0448 884 252 – When you buy and sell with Jo, you’ll get the biggest smile in Real Estate and you’ll not only receive friendly service, you’ll also discover the “luck o’ the Irish” with Bobby!
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